When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Kosar Browns, which flipped its ninth overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in BeerDrinkersUnite League (7-6-0, 2,643 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs A.J. Green (first round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fifth round). They also landed one of the best RB pairs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott and Jamaal Charles.
Kosar Browns might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Kosar Browns also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Kosar Browns might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (A.J. Green), No. 2- (Alshon Jeffery) and No. 4-ranked (Michael Floyd) WRs will all be idle that week.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Kosar Browns, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Jarvis Landry) and fourth-ranked (Michael Floyd) wideouts.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Kosar Browns has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Carson Palmer and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Like Face Wash for Teenagers
Kosar Browns was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Tyrod Taylor at pick number 92 even though his ADP is only 117.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Not Afraid to Scramble
With 498 projected rushing yards (ranked second among QBs), Tyrod Taylor has multiple ways to bring in points.
Like Mike Tyson or Luis Suárez
J.J. Watt will take a bite out of your offensive game plan. Among DEs in BeerDrinkersUnite League, Watt ranks first in projected sacks with 12.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
A.J. Green is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 90 projected catches rank ninth in the league.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Ezekiel Elliott was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
284 Reasons for Kosar Browns to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Jeffery ranks seventh in the BeerDrinkersUnite League among WRs with 284 projected fantasy points.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,471 total yards (1,128 rushing, 343 receiving).
Late Bloom for Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
Kosar Browns may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
QB and DEF are expected to be the weakest positions for Kosar Browns and a potential area of need.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 141, ADP 129
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 142, ADP 126
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 142
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 219, ADP 134
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."